Peer-e-Kamil (SAW) by Umaira Ahmed

Peer-e-Kamil (پیرکامل صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم)  by Umaira Ahmed

Peer-e-Kamil (SAW) is another brilliant and inspiring books in Urdu Literature. It is among one of my most favorite novel by any female Urdu writer about religious philosophy. It is an inspiring book full of the inspiration to live a pious life in accordance with Islamic values. Indeed, a very well written book with great theme and brilliant way of writing. Of-course the construction of the story is just amazing.

Its a story of Imama Hashim, belonging to a family of Qadiyanis, a group of people who choose divergence by selling their faith for money and were considered non-believers by Islamic Law. Imama grew up in that family but feels something to be missing. She found what she was looking for in Islam to fulfil the void of her heart. Her conversion to Islam brought challenges to her life,  and faced rejection and harsh behavior of her family on her becoming a Muslim. Her family planned her wedding with her cousin who belonged to Qadiyani firqa too. It isn’t permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim, so she asks for her Muslim neighbor, Salar’s help.

It is also the story of Salar Sikandar, who has I.Q. of 150+ , a very different and complicated character, who was living a sinful perverse life, life of anyone in the world but not that of how a good Muslim should live. Getting involved in helping Imama, gave him a chance to study and examine Islam and get the chance to examine himself closely and see how sinful life he has been spending all life long.

Latter half of the book is about the time after the salutation, and hardship these characters face in life. Persistence and repentance is what makes Salar get closer to Allah(God) and leads them to love Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and live a pious life.

The novel’s plot, facts, the scenes hence, everything was heart touching and heart shaking. It is not just a novel, it lets you examine your own life and see if the type of lives we are living are in accordance with what Allah (God) wants us to live like, or we are getting trapped in worldly desires Satan puts in our heart.

A very good book, but unfortunately not available in any other language than Urdu yet. I would recommend all Muslims who understand Urdu to read it. You all will love it Insh’Allah.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tanzila Shahzadi
    May 07, 2011 @ 22:46:18

    Hmmm Nice.

    I have also read the book Peer-e-Kamil, which was referred to me by a friend. It was definitely a well written book by the famous Umaira Ahmed. While reading the book, it teaches you that Allah enlightens your heart when all hope is lost and even when you give up on yourself. It gives you a sense of hope when you find yourself sinking in the darkness. Indeed, when one decides to repent and search for the right path, Allah(God) forgives and guides one to the right path with the courage to be persistent.
    It highlighted the propaganda by non-believer Qadiyani groups, who are misrepresenting Islam by using different organizations to fulfill their own personal agendas. These agendas are to mislead many Muslims and even some non-Muslims who lack proper knowledge of religion,Islam.
    Also, the other beauty of this book is the construction and flow of the story. It captures the reader’s attention right away and keeps curiosity throughout the story.
    P.S. I heard there was going to be a sequel of this book. Any idea if it is already out?

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  2. The Knowledge Quest
    May 08, 2011 @ 01:14:19

    Hey Tanzila, I’m really thankful to you for visiting and for such a detailed comment. You sure did write about the Novel way better than me lol :P

    As for your query, she hasn’t written it yet. She did say she is going to write the sequel of the book naming “Aab-e-Hayat”. I’m not sure when will she do it, because these days she is all busy with writing scripts for different TV channels. : )

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  3. Muhammad asad
    May 08, 2011 @ 01:25:44

    This book no doubt is a book which delivers a powerful message to the whole mankind and especially many spiritual seekers from around the entire universe. It explains how one shold spend his or her life. It is a thought provoking story of an individual who asks forgiveness from the Almighty Lord of the seven Heavens and the whole of mankind and falls deeply in ecstacy and love for his Lord and The Beloved Of His Lord Muhammad Peace Be Upon My Beloved/ صلى الله عليه وسلم‎
    The blessed individual within this inticing story was singing day in day out with love for his Lord and The Muhammad Peace Be Upon My Beloved/ صلى الله عليه وسلم
    It is time for all of you to know
    Muhammad (pbuh) is my hero
    Whether you say yes, no maybe so
    Muhammad is my hero

    He taught me not to swear or fight
    He guided me towards the light
    Never to cheat, never to steal
    Worship Allah for He is real

    His message was simple and clear
    There is only one Lord whom we must fear
    A prophet of Allah teaching mankind
    To recognise God through his wonderful signs

    Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Sallallahu ala Muhammad
    Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Sallallahu ala Muhammad
    Peer-e-Kamil (پیرکامل صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم)
    by Umaira Ahmed

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  4. The Knowledge Quest
    May 08, 2011 @ 01:43:01

    Jazak Allah Khair… I’ve no words to say…

    Indeed… There is no place for a second opinion about the fact that our beloved Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم is best and Perfect human being ever born (Peer-e-Kamil) and Alhamdulillah we are blessed to be born in His (Peace be Upon Him) Ummah.

    Thank you so much for the visit and comment Asad.: )

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